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The Half-Shilling Curate: A personal account of faith & war during WW1


In this talk, Sarah Reay will tell the story of an Army Chaplain from Yorkshire, the speaker's grandfather from Christmas Eve 1914 to the end of hostilities. His descriptive account, from his own personal letters and writings, illustrates the value of faith during war - the balance between serving God and carrying out his duties as a captain in the…

'Soldiers of God' by Dr Rodney Attwell


Dr Rodney Attwell will be giving a talk he calls 'Soldiers of God'. This talk will look at the brave men of the Royal Army Chaplain's Service who in the most part went to war armed only with their faith, many were decorated for their bravery including winning three VCs . "If the men can't go to church then the church must go to the men."   Thi…

Sarah Reay 'The Half Shilling Curate: A personal account of war and faith 1914-1918'


Sarah's talk is based on her book "The Half Shilling Curate". The story of First World War army chaplain, Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl MC, who was awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry.  He served with the BEF in France  and Flanders, was severely wounded and returned home on the ill fated HMHS Anglia when she sank in the Channel (the first hosp…